Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Program Demonstrates Strong Growth in Spring Enrollment Worldwide

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Amherst, Mass.—The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association—sponsor of the CAIA Charter, the leading edge alternative investment credential—today announcedrecord registrations for the Spring 2012 Level I and Level II exams in several countries. High levels of registration were noted worldwide, with a 13% increase in candidates registered for the exams compared with one year ago.

The greatest growth was in Asia, where Spring 2012 registration was up by 29% for the Level I exam and 23% for Level II. Worldwide, 14% more candidates registered for the Level I exam compared with a year ago, while more registered for Level II than ever before.

“This strong global growth underscores the CAIA Charter as the leading edge professional qualification in the alternative investment sector,” said Florence Lombard, CEO of the CAIA Association.

Only those demonstrating in-depth knowledge of alternative investments successfully complete both levels of qualifying exams. Among candidates from the Spring 2012 candidate group, 68% of those who sat for the Level I exam in March passed, while 58% passed the Level II exam. Level II exam results were announced on April 23rd.

“We extend our congratulations to those who successfully completed the Level I and Level II exams, and all those who are eligible to become CAIA Charter Holders,” said Ms. Lombard. “We are confident that the in-depth expertise gained by these professionals through the CAIA Program will enable them to enhance their organizations’ value to clients.”


About the CAIA Association

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is the global benchmark for alternative investment education. It grants the CAIA Charter upon successful completion of two levels of qualifying exams; sponsors research and publications; connects alternative investments experts around the world; and advocates for the highest standards in professional conduct. TheCAIA Association has more than 5,400 members in 75 countries and 15 affiliated chapters. More information can be found at